Three fashion trends for your fall wardrobe 

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1. Wide leg trousers

Harry Styles made waves in his Rolling Stone photoshoot, which featured the English singer-songwriter and actor in wide-leg trousers. This isn’t Styles’ first time sporting the item- he commonly dazzles in the look – such as on his album cover for Fine Line, the release party for said album and onstage at Saturday Night Live. 

We get his love for this look- after all, the wide-leg trouser is a relaxed, breezy look perfect for the “in-between” fall weather that’s neither hot nor cold. The subtle patterns and solid colours that it comes in make for a polished look, while the baggy silhouette adds a fun flourish.  

To style this item, a dark belt and solid-coloured sweater with dress shoes does the trick. A blazer completes the look by balancing the upper-body with the lower.  

This item is available at many Canadian retailers, such as Aritzia, Zara and H&M. 

2. Leather jackets

If any fashion item is a true classic, it’s the leather jacket. Dubbed “the epitome of cool” by Vogue, leather jackets are a striking item that attract attention while remaining classy.  

In particular, a vegan leather jacket with an (also vegan) shearling-collar leather is an ideal choice for fall as the shearling provides warmth for the slight wind and chill. Besides, it adds dimension and comfort to the look. 

Flattering with jeans, a solid-coloured top and platform boots, heels or dress shoes, the leather jacket is durable and complements a range of items. You can get your own at Free People, Etsy, Nordstrom and more.

3. Bright plaid

With the re-emergence of ‘90s fashion, it’s only a matter of time before bright plaid makes a comeback. This trend was popularized by movies like Clueless (1995) where Cher Horowitz, portrayed by Alicia Silverstone, sported her iconic yellow set.  

Her look consisted of a bright yellow plaid jacket layered over a yellow sweater-vest and white top, along with a matching pleated skirt. To pull off the plaid trend, we can recreate her entire look or simply incorporate one of the pieces into a regular outfit.  

For example, a yellow plaid skirt with a solid-coloured top in cool or neutral tones is a casual and cute look. We can also make a bold statement with a plaid yellow bodycon dress and a neutral pair of mary janes, combat boots – or heels. If you prefer looser-fitting clothes, opt for a colourful oversized plaid jacket, which goes with any solid-coloured pants and sneakers in cool or neutral tones.  

Keep in mind that bright plaid doesn’t have to mean yellow- pink, red, green or blue are all stylish choices. This look is available on Simons, Steve Madden and more.

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